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  1. Just thought I'd comment on this - while the distances between front and back heights are (slightly) different, I'd have thought they are still technically in spec as it's within the reference angle range? (I.e. you want the sound coming from between 30 & 55 degrees from the plane of vision to the screen). I'd hope the AVR would be able to make the necessary adjustments to delays to compensate? This might be worth a new thread so people can easily find it if they are looking to do something similar.
  2. Thanks @davewantsmoore - I now have a plan πŸ‘ I'm going to skip Atmos for the time being as I'm only going to get one opportunity to cut holes in the ceiling (thankfully cables have already been run & left in ceiling) Initial setup will be 5.1 with the "side" surrounds located in the rear Will spend the next 12 or so months looking for an acceptable solution for having true side surrounds (coffee table, tasteful stands, etc.) If I find a solution I'll install the ceiling speakers as 7.2.4, otherwise 5.2.2 with the rear "side" surrounds. Bonus is I'll avoid the outlay on a new AVR, new sub, & ceiling speakers for a while (I have all of the other speakers ready to go) Thanks again everyone - obviously still open to comments/feedback but I think I've got a plan here πŸ™‚
  3. Arrjo

    Upgrade to 4K capable receiver

    I’m going to be looking at the Anthem MRX 720 or 1120 early next year. They’ve got some deals at the moment, and have done so historically March/April each year. I like the idea of the ARC and all the reviews I’ve read rate it highly. Con is it’s pricey compared to your Onkyo & Marantz equivalents.
  4. I'm looking at something like the Paradigm CI Pro P80-A in-ceiling speakers as they have a built-in 30 degree offset to counter the 12 degree slope of the ceiling (I put the angle in the front Atmos speaker in the diagram). The rear speakers will be the non-angled versions (LINK) as the slope of the ceiling should work with me there.
  5. Thanks @davewantsmoore, @brabs - So it feels like my options are shaping up as follows: Find a workable/WAF-compliant side surround solution to give true side speakers Look at 7.2.x but don't connect anything to the sides unless I solve the above. Obvious con here is I'd imagine side-channels are used more frequently than rear channels in most movies so there's be a noticeable audio "gap" (whether this is any worse than shipping my "sides" to the rear needs to be figured out). If going down the 5.2.x path, and I still can't solve the side surround problem, then a 5.2.2 (as suggested by @Irek) may be the way to go due to the proximity of the rear speaker with the ceiling (although I have re-jigged this slightly based on feedback from @betty boop). Still have the incorrect layout of the rear "side" speaker issue however... So the summary is, if I can't figure out a side speaker solution, I have to decide between and incomplete layout vs. incorrect layout? Thanks for your feedback here Gang - I really appreciate it πŸ‘
  6. Thanks @betty boop (Al) πŸ™‚ If I move the rear ceiling speaker to the front of the Atmos spec range and drop the rear speaker down a bit (which I can subject to WAF), then I get ~80cm height differential. (Just included the bar in the side profile - obviously drawing this as I go πŸ™‚ ) PS. Now you can see why I need a projector for this room πŸ˜‰
  7. @davewantsmoore That's the issue. The only place I could put it to be between 90 & 110 is in the ceiling. So the current situation is going to a 5.2.4 but with the "side" surrounds being where the "rear" speakers would be in a 7.2.4 configuration. I suppose I could configure it as 7.2.4, but not plug anything into the side surrounds? It's not optimal, but it's what I have to work with given WAF & room constraints. I might try to include some actual side surrounds on side tables in future, but baby steps (I've only just told my wife I intend to put 4 speakers in the ceiling... πŸ˜‰)
  8. Thanks all - 5.2.4 it is for now πŸ™‚ Now for the receiver choice... I'm thinking an Anthem MRX 1120, but that's a conversation for a different thread πŸ™‚
  9. @brabs Unfortunately not - at this stage I'm thinking some small speakers either side of the couch on either a sideboard or coffee table (speaker stands won't fly unfortunately) @Irek Cheers, I'll take a look πŸ™‚
  10. Thanks @brabs - Seeing as the standard 5.1 Dolby spec doesn't have rear speakers, how would the setup in my pic work as they are technically classified as "rear"? Or is this a case of "That's where they are so that'll have to do"? πŸ˜‰
  11. Ahoy! So I'm heading towards the pointy (purchasing) end of my home theatre kit out so I decided to draw up a diagram to help map out speaker placements, which will in turn drive my receiver purchase. One of the things that's come out of this is that I don't have anywhere to mount/install the side surrounds to be in spec for Dolby Atmos πŸ˜• Ideally I'd like to go down the path of having a 7.2.4 setup, but unless the side surrounds can put in the ceiling without sacrificing sound quality then I'm not really sure how this is going to work πŸ€” From pic: Left speaker can go above the window, but will be 2m further away than the right speaker if installed opposite. Right speaker can't be installed in spec due to tiled fireplace (floor to ceiling) Primary sitting position can't be moved due to WAF We'll deal with the logistical nightmare of convincing my infinitely better half that we should install 6 speakers in the ceiling at a later date πŸ˜‰ Does anyone have any experience with ceiling mounting surrounds? Pros/cons? Cheers πŸ™‚ RJ
  12. Nice - If it wasn't for the distance I'd be tempted! GLWS!
  13. Yeah same - care to move the packing tape on the box to show the last digit on the model? πŸ™‚
  14. Hey @com5984 - Are these v1 or v2 (i.e. do they have a USB port on the back for calibration?)
  15. Cunning plan - I'll get them to run 4 pairs of speaker cabling into the ceiling for "later use".